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Picture relating to Maryborough - titled 'George Horsburgh Jnr., ca. 1880'

George Horsburgh Jnr., ca. 1880

contributed by QldPics, taken in 1880
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George Horsburgh Snr. established a firm of ironmongers, the 'Maryborough Tinplate and Zinc Works' in Richmond Street, Maryborough in 1863. His son, George Horsburgh Jnr., joined the firm in 1868, after a brief excursion in to Mining at Mount Morgan. George Horsburgh Jnr.was instrumental in developing and maintaining links with other mining companies and with the emerging sugar mills and sawmills of the district. The firm was was to expand and continue as a mercantile dynasty to be continued by the son, grandsons and great-grandson of its founder (Information taken from: G. Horsburgh & Co., Horsburgh's 120th anniversary : we've carved ourselves a reputation, 1983.
In this picture, George Horsburgh Jnr. poses in a blazer of the Maryborough Bowls Club.

This picture is also part of the Bonzle Mining (open in new window) photo collection.